Free and low-cost care in San Francisco

October 28, 2010

As part of our ongoing effort to help you find free and low-cost healthcare resources when you need them most, we have been researching clinics and other thrifty resources throughout the country.

Today, we’ll talk about low-cost resources in San Francisco, CA. The San Francisco Department of Health has a comprehensive list of primary care centers, health clinics, dental clinics, and more. If you’re looking for free care, you might want to check out the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, which feature two medical clinics and a behavioral health center, as well as psychiatric services for prison inmates.

If you know of any other free or low-cost resources available in the Bay Area, leave a comment and let us know!


Another Resource For People Looking For Free/Low-Cost Health & Dental Clinics

September 13, 2010

While doing the research that led to our finding of the New York City Free Clinic, we discovered a similar resource that lists free and low-cost healthcare & dental clinics all around the U.S., called www.freemedicalcamps.com. The clinics are organized by state and then city, so you will more than likely be able to find a facility close to you. (There is also a section for Puerto Rico, The Marshall Islands, Guam, The Virgin Islands, etc.) Visit their website (link above) to learn more about FMC, to find a health/dental facility near you, or to suggest a clinic you know of.


Looking for free or low-cost medical care in New York City?

August 27, 2010

We have discovered an excellent resource for people who are uninsured in the New York City area. The New York City Free Clinic is composed of New York University’s School of Medicine and The Institute for Family Health. NYCFC operates on the belief that everyone, health or social status notwithstanding is entitled to quality healthcare. NYCFC offers free and low-cost healthcare services and medications, with the only prerequisite being that the patient is uninsured.

Located on the right-hand side of NYCFC’s website is a “Resources” tab. Here, you can schedule an appointment, learn about volunteering, and locate health resources. Through clicking the latter link, you can find clinics and health centers by borough (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx), STD Clinics, and information about public insurance.

For more information, visit http://nycfreeclinic.med.nyu.edu/.